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Landmark ruling under the DDA

16th January 2009

In a landmark ruling a judge has ordered RBS to install a lift to give access
for a wheelchair user to his local bank.

See more information at

www.equalityhumanrights.com

BB 102 - School design for disabled children

December 2008

The department for children,schools and families has published Building Bulletin 102, giving guidance on designing for disabled children and children with additional educational needs.

The guidance is intended for both mainstream and special schools, and can be downloaded at

http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/_doc/13210/BB102.pdf

New British Standard for Fire Safety published

BS 9999: 2008 has finally been published, bringing together much of the information from BS 5588 and ADB 2006

Copies of the standard are available to buy from the British Standards Institution

DES required by Housing Associations

Housing Associations: duty to produce a DES
(Disability Equality Scheme)
22nd June 2007


Habinteg has produced a draft disability equality scheme, and will soon publish a guide for other social housing providers

View the DES at
www.habinteg.org.uk

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